• Erin Bomboy

IMPRESSIONS: Boris Charmatz’s “10000 Gestures” at NYU Skirball as part of FIAF’s Crossing the Line F


Boris Charmatz's 10000 Gestures at NYU Skirball as part of FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival. Photo by Chloe Mossessian

The math is simple if unbelievable. 60 minutes + 18 people = 10000 Gestures. The answer is also the title of the piece, and don't let the lack of a comma confuse you. That's ten thousand gestures, which no dancer will repeat, according to Boris Charmatz, the choreographer who dreamed up this formula. Receiving its New York premiere at NYU Skirball as part of FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival, the framing device can be interrogated quantitatively and qualitatively.

First, the numbers. Does Charmatz succeed in his premise? The answer is . . .

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